Causes and consequences of kidney loss in patients with nephrolithiasis.

@article{Worcester2003CausesAC,
  title={Causes and consequences of kidney loss in patients with nephrolithiasis.},
  author={Elaine M. Worcester and Joan H. Parks and Michelle A. Josephson and Ronald A. Thisted and Fredric L. Coe},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={2204-13}
}
BACKGROUND It is unknown whether stone formers may safely donate a kidney. Nephrectomy could accelerate stone formation, or loss of filtration with age. We contrast, here, the course of stone patients with two versus one kidney. METHODS One hundred fifteen patients with a single functioning kidney were compared with 3151 patients with two kidneys. Cause of kidney loss was determined, along with stone types, rates of stone formation, urine stone risk factors, and creatinine clearance… CONTINUE READING

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